Skip to comments.When a Pirate Is the Voice of Chivalry
Posted on 10/27/2010 6:46:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Its the Year of the Woman, all right. In a bad way. Some of the women running in high-profile races are not my cup of Tea. And some of the male candidates could be part of the Little Rascals He-Man, Woman-Haters Club.
The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldnt move on.
In a campaign season when many men and women are taking harsh stances that could hurt women, a chivalrous voice has at last arrived.
Oddly enough, it belongs to a renegade pirate whose motto is Keep it dark: Keith Richards. .....
The guitarist explained in an interview with NPRs Terry Gross that the bands so-called anti-girl songs could just as easily be about guys. .....
Ive never been able to go to bed with a woman just for sex, writes the author, happily married for decades to the former model Patti Hansen, whom he is supporting through bladder cancer. Ive no interest in that. I want to hug you and kiss you and make you feel good and protect you. And get a nice note the next day, stay in touch.
The consummate gentleman. Who knew?
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Always the bridesmaid, eh Maureen?
"Yaaarr, captain! This scurvy, flea-bit metaphor be more awkward to wield than me lucky harpoon!"
“Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldnt move on.”
What’s the story on this? Did I miss it? Any links?
Apparently, Maureen doesn't know diddley squat about security work.
Unless the woman didn't (unlikely), this is a set-up.
If the persons who tackled the woman were not employees of the campaign, they acted on their own recognizance, not on the orders of the campaign.
We used to know this as 'getting involved', which is a TEA party thing, after all, and something which used to be a common trait among Americans in general. Had she had a gun or grenade their lives would have been in peril.
After all, who would have thought that nice young man was going to shoot President Reagan (and Jim Brady, and a Capitol Hill Cop) in an attempt to get a date with Jodie Foster?
ahhh...the reason I came to this thread...
One man, wearing a Dont Tread on Me button, ripped off her wig and wrestled her to the ground with the help of another man, and a third Paul volunteer stamped his foot on her shoulder when she was down.
First I've heard of that incident, begging the question: if it really happened, why has it not been front page and editorial page fodder for all the enemedia? Or was it street theater with other MoveOns playing the part of Tea Partiers?
The videotape of it ran on FOXNEWS all this morning.
“harsh stand that could hurt women” = libspeak for “pro-life”.
OK, I never watch morning TV, so I missed it.
Dowd exhibits a lack of self-awareness and utter cluelessness here that is breathtaking.
The misogny actually reached its zenith within Dowd's own prior column, the one in which she attacked those women who are currently running for election as Republicans, using a barrage of the most vile, woman-hating prose to appear in public since the heyday of Andrew Dice Clay...
I don't know why. I just do.
Fox 41's Bennett Haeberle witnessed the stomping incident.
Tuesday on Fox News @ 4, he told anchor Elizabeth Woolsey that Rand Paul arrived about an hour before the debate was set to begin.
His SUV pulled up, and Haeberle, referring to MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle, says, "It looks from our video, I went back and watched it several times, it appears that she actually got next to the SUV and attempted to present him with that fake award. And then afterwards, a couple of the Paul supporters...restrained her and then it continued there, one lady saying there, 'Get off, get off,' and then you see the man's foot stomp on Lauren Valley's head."
A New Orleans television station is reporting that Lauren Valle was among several Greenpeace activists who were arrested back in May during the BP oil spill.
Lauren Valle, 31, was born in Falmouth, MA, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She studies Eastern Religion and Philosophy at Columbia University. She has supported various organizations working to build a more just and sustainable world. She is taking action for Tibet this summer because she believes that the Olympics represent a unique and critical opportunity for people of conscience to come together on a global level and speak out for human rights.
Oh. A woman. Some nameless, faceless woman who was just innocently standing around in her MoveOn.org garb and these New Pink Panther thugs decided to beat her about the head and shoulders, eh?
I know the staff at The NYT isn't what it used to be, MoDo, but you might just want to dig a little deeper than the layer of dust when you endeavor to report all the news that's fit to print.
"I'll do it but I'll need a bag big enough to fit over MY head first."
I'm going back to bed...no way is this day going to turn out well.
Thanks! Don’t know how I missed that!
Her writing skill is vastly overrepresented.
Gosh, in a crowd, I’d mistake that for a young man.
OK, let’s write en masse to the NYT pointing out that Maureen lied about the Rand Paul issue.
This woman has no working compass when it comes to recognizing good qualities in men.
Maureen Dowd gives an unsympathetic view of George Bush’s time in office
Host: “nightmare is over”
Maureen: “Americans want their leader to be a mirror of their values.” Toasted with champagne at the Lincoln Memorial.
Is this an example of liberal chivalry?
Yep, you will notice the line was NOT written "A man from the Tea Party roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because..."
Why single out an individual for inappropriate behavior, when you can paint a whole nation-wide movement in a bad light with a single broad brush stroke?...
Also, one last comment...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, MOROON DEWD!
Emails MoveOn spokeswoman Ilyse Hogue:
[Yesterday, MoveOn held over 350 peaceful candlelight vigils nationwide, in which tens of thousands of people participated in, to call for immediate action on health care reform including a strong public option.
We have seen press reports that indicate at one event in Southern California a regrettable act of violence happened. While we do not have any more facts about what happened then what we saw in press accounts, MoveOn condemns violence in all forms. We have seen passions run high on both sides all summer in the health care debate, and we strongly believe that this nation deserves an honest, peaceful and respectful debate about health care reform.
While we don't know if either party involved was a MoveOn member, we regret any violence that may have occurred yesterday, and we support the Ventura County Sheriff's investigation into the situation. It is our firm hope that this event does not detract from the tens of thousands who were out peacefully making their voices heard for health care reform and a public option.]
This woman’s history is a Who’s Who of far-left activism.
“...Valle works for Republicorp — a MoveOn project meant to highlight corporate influence over the Republican party. ..”
I’ve been trying to remember the news story about a reporter that got clocked by a bodyguard for approaching a Dem female pol out on the street. I believe it was also in New Orleans, this was maybe two years ago.
Anybody recall the incident?
“More Republican Thuggery”
[Excerpt] When we hear the phrase “curb-stomping”, many of us, I’m sure, think of the practice of gang members placing their enemies’ teeth on a curb and violently stomping on the back of their head. Those of us who are movie buffs may think of that indelibly violent scene in the Edward Norton movie, American History X.
But even in today’s highly polarized and openly nasty partisanship that often involves Republican thuggery, we certainly don’t expect to see or hear about liberal activists getting literally curb-stomped by Republican voters or campaign coordinators such as Rand Paul staffer Tim Profitt.
Yet this is exactly what had happened to liberal activist Lauren Valle, a 23 year-old young lady of slight build who’d merely tried to give Paul a fake employee of the month sign from the fictional organization Republicorp and to get her picture taken with Paul. That’s when she was wrestled to the ground and then curb-stomped by Profitt, a guy who easily had 6 inches and about 100 pounds on Valle.
Valle was taken to the hospital and released after being treated for a concussion and a sprained shoulder and arm. To make the Paul campaign look even more out of touch with reality than it already is, the campaign issued a statement expressing relief that she wasn’t injured.......
When the hell are we going to man up and start fighting back? Now they’re assaulting our women and what else are we gonna do besides blog about it? [End Excerpt]
Greenpeace: A few words in support of Lauren Valle and professional agitators everywhere "....Rush Limbaugh was earning his money today and was on the air early bad mouthing Lauren Valle and throwing his support behind her aggressors. His rationale is that Lauren Valle is a "professional agitator." The evidence for this is that Lauren has an arrest record and has participated in protests in Louisiana, New York, and Beijing, China. Clearly then, she deserves to be beaten. She asked for it by standing up where people would prefer that she sit down. She brought it on herself by speaking up in a place where her beliefs are unpopular. What else did she expect would happen? This was the gist of Mr. Limbaugh's commentary as well as some of the comments I read on the many articles that have been printed about this event. ...."
[Excerpt] The seven had been seen in the area for the past week and had been repeatedly warned by law enforcement not to hamper clean up operations and not to trespass. Greenpeace is known for pre-planning and coordinating similar protests to bring attention to environmental issues. Pictures of the vandalism appeared on the Greenpeace website within minutes of the arrest of the activists.
All seven will be transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where they will be booked with unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure (R.S. 14:62.3) and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (R.S. 14:62.3). The New Orleans Joint Terrorism Taskforce is reviewing todays incident and all seven could face additional charges. [End excerpt]
That’s the one. Thanks!